I was misled about the degree of smashedness of my beloved birdbath. I was told that the base was broken when the tree fell on it, but the bowl survived. Apparently, a person who lived most of his adult life as an urbanite in Cairo and then Brooklyn does not truck with bases and bowls. What he should have told me is that the whole thing was gone. Then I wouldn’t have spent so much time thinking of innovative bases to set the bowl upon.
Well, now that I know where we really are, we can start shopping for a new birdbath. I tried to find a duplicate tree-themed one but it is not to be. That deluxe item was a lucky K Mart purchase many years ago and no tree-themed contemporary bird bath can ever come close to it.
I’ll be placing it in a semi-circle of yellow Knock Out shrub roses next to the deck. There won’t be any ground cover or ornamentals planted there – just roses and mulch. So I’m thinking a strong color is called for. How do you like the green one? Is the turquoise one strong enough to stand up to a primary color in the strong mid-day sun?
I love focusing on the garden this time of year. You can plan anything and say you’re going to do anything but you don’t really have to do anything because it’s really only blowing hot air until the season really starts.
I am getting a new bird bath, though so your opinion is appreciated.